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Can you make the logo bigger?

Anyone in the design industry (be it digital or print) would be familiar with clients asking “can you make the logo bigger?”. It’s the bane of lot of desigers existance. Can you make my logo bigger? by Ken Richmond does a great job of explaining why a client may want their logo bigger, so I wont go into the why. What I will share is my response to a client (who shal remain nameless) when I was asked.
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Domain Names Are About To Change

Over the next few years domain names are going to dramatically change. This change has been in the works for several years but only now are we getting to the pointy end of the process. Essentially what is happening is ICANN, the people who control domain names, are going to allow a whole lot more Top Level Domains (TLD). What is a TLD? Well it’s the little bit at the end of a domain name, e.g. .com, .net, .tv. ICANN are going to allow companies to administer other TLDs. For example Google could administer .google and then could use domains such as au.google instead of google.com.au or drive.google instead of drive.google.com, you get the idea.
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A Wild Pinterest Appears!

Some of you may have heard of Pinterest, some of you perhaps not, but what is it? Pinterest is yet another social network, one that has had quite explosive growth of late. According to Experian Hitwise Pinterest is now the third largest social network in the US. Despite this Pinterest is currently in invite only beta. Of course exclusivity is a great way of creating buzz, just ask any club owner. I’ve been ‘pinning’ for a few months now and can see its appeal.
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Louis C.K.’s Experiment

Louis C.K. ran an interesting experiment late last year, one that I hope takes off. Louis C.K. is an American comedian who you may or may not have heard of. For the record I do enjoy his comedy styling but who he is is irrelevant, what he did is important. You see what he decided to do was to put together a comedy special featuring himself. Now this is not that odd, he had done it before, what made this time different is that he funded and distributed it all himself. This allowed him to keep costs down as he did not have to pay the normal ‘middle men’. Which meant he was able to sell it for only five bucks. (more…)

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Why You Should Update Your Browser

First things first, what is a browser. A browser (AKA web browser, internet browser or internet thingy) is software that allows you to access the internet. If you don’t know what a browser is you’re probably using Internet Explorer (IE) or Safari if you’re on a Mac. They are the default browsers that come with their respective operating systems. People often mistake IE as ‘the internet’, this is not the case, it is simply a way to access the internet. Just as you can open jpegs with a bunch of different programs you can also access the internet with other browsers. (more…)

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A Brief Introduction to Twitter

I’m often asked how Twitter works. It’s quite a difficult question as there are a multitude ways to use it (which is a blessing and a curse). One of the biggest issues with Twitter is its lack of pickupability, i.e. its hard to just pick up and use. This is why a lot of people find it hard to engage with it but it’s something Twitter is working hard to fix. So without further ado here are the basics.
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To WWW or not to WWW

A lot of people don’t understand (or don’t care) why some domains start with www and why some domains do not. Well let me shed some light on the matter.

Technically speaking www.example.com is just a subdomain of example.com, which is the ‘root’ domain. Just like mail.google.com is a subdomain of google.com. www.example.com, in theory, could have totally different content to example.com (just as mail.google.com has different content to google.com). However in the vast majority of cases they both show the same content, because lots of people assume the www is optional. So why the www? Well according to Wikipedia it was accidental. (more…)

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The Obligatory First Post

Welcome to our new site! Isn’t it all nice and shiny. I have spent soo much time putting together content for all the other pages that I think I have used up my word quota for the moment. So instead please enjoy this video of Nyan Cat which has well over 50 million views, proof that you never know what’s going to go viral.